It was a good day at the office for the 2nd seed Andy Murray as he breezed past Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 6-1,6-2,6-2. Murray hardly broke a sweat as he wrapped up the match in just above 2 hours. He served with a purpose clocking in his fastest serve at 140 mph and also cracked vicious ground strokes. “I played extremely well, I served very well when I was behind. Very few unforced errors and made it tough for Grigor,” Murray reflected after the match. Overall, it was a solid performance by Andy Murray.
On the other hand, the 25 year old Bulgarian was satisfied with his overall performance but a tad let down by today’s loss. “Well, first, obviously it’s a great experience for me to get out there and play a night match on Ashe.
Obviously I’m very disappointed from the result. I feel I’ve been doing really well the past five, six weeks, practicing-wise, winning a few good and close matches when I had to.” Dimitrov had beaten Inigo Cervantes, Jeremy Chardy and Joao Sousa en route to his clash with Andy Murray.
Reflecting on today’s match, Dimitrov rued the amount of unforced errors that came out of his racquet. “I did a lot of unforced errors. First serve was gone. Andy was just putting everything back in the court.”
He also complimented Murray on his solid gameplay “Slowly I think he was just getting his way into the court. He was moving me well, playing the right shots, just executing a lot of balls the right way.”
Andy now faces the stiff challenge of Kei Nishikori of Japan. Murry admits Nishikori will be tough, as he’s “one of the best players in the world”. The 6th seed prevailed over the big serving and hard-hitting Ivo Karlovic in straight sets 6-3,6-4,7-6. Expect a cracker when both of them come face to face in the quarter-finals!